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Hispanic Studies and Linguistics (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

What will I learn?

This course enables you to devote equal time to Hispanic Studies and Linguistics enabling you to pursue your interest in language acquisition, sociolinguistics and intercultural communication, while developing your language skills and cultural understanding. You will spend 50% of your time on Linguistics and 50% of your time studying Hispanic Studies but after beginning the course, you may be able to transfer to Hispanic Studies with Linguistics, which would enable you to study 75% Hispanic Studies and 25% Linguistics.

Spanish is a world language with around 400 million speakers and is today one of the most important languages for commerce and cultural exchange. Warwick offers an innovative approach, combining the study of the Spanish language with the study of the diverse range of Hispanic cultures across Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas, and event aspects of Hispanic history in Africa and the Pacific.
All our programmes are designed to enable you to study the Spanish language and Hispanic literatures and cultures to the highest level, while developing your communication, analytical and research skills.

You will work closely with leading researchers whose specialisms range from contemporary Spain to Latin America, via Galicia, the Caribbean, the Atlantic and even the UK. In your first year, you will follow a core Spanish language programme at either beginner or advanced level, and depending on your degree course either one or two core cultural modules.

In your intermediate and final years, you will make an individual selection of modules. You can view the modules currently available for intermediate and final-year students on our website at www.warwick.ac.uk/hispanicmodules.

You will spend one year of your course abroad, either in year 2 or 3, which may involve a British Council teaching assistantship, an international work placement, or university study at one of our carefully chosen partner institutions in Spain, the Caribbean or Latin America.

Within the Centre for Applied Linguistics, you’ll learn how language is structured (syntax), how we use it to construct meaning (semantics), how context contributes to meaning (pragmatics) and the part that sounds and sound patterns play (phonetics and phonology). You’ll also have the chance to explore examples from different cultural, historical and linguistic contexts and to develop practical analytical skills.

If you choose to spend half of your time on Linguistics, in the first year you will also study a module on Language in Society. This will give you an insight into the relationship between language, culture and identity and you will study issues related to language and media, politics and education.
In your intermediate year you will focus on developing further your skills and knowledge about language and the tools which enable you to collect data about language use. If you choose to spend 50% of your time on Linguistics, you will also develop further your knowledge of the social contexts of language, on how we acquire language and you will learn about cultural differences and intercultural communication in international professional contexts.

In the final year you can develop a research project and /or have the opportunity to study option modules that match your own interests.

Find out more on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

How will I learn?

We employ a variety of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars (in which the emphasis is on student participation) and written and spoken language classes. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading or watching primary texts, engaging with secondary sources, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through a variety of methods, including language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will normally spend the third year of your course abroad, depending on your particular programme, although it is possible to go abroad in second year. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. In some countries is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

  • Entry requirements

  • A level AAB, to include A level in a modern or classical language

International Baccalaureate 36 points, to include 5 at IB Higher Level in a modern or classical language

These offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

Access/BTEC Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. You must meet essential subject requirements.

We welcome applications from students with other equivalent internationally-recognised qualifications.

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP): All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and
conditions visit Warwick IFP for more information.

Further information

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

Open Days Visiting Warwick is the best way to find out what the University and your chosen course are like. If you are made an offer, you will be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day in the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted
and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

What modules could I study?

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring Hispanic language, culture, society and history. More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

What careers can a Warwick degree in Hispanic Studies and Linguistics lead to?

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

    Hispanic Studies (R400)

    English and Hispanic Studies (QR34)

    Hispanic Studies and Economics (R4L1)

    Hispanic Studies and French (RR41)

    Hispanic Studies and German (RR42)

    Hispanic Studies and History

    Hispanic Studies and Italian (RR43)

    Hispanic Studies and Linguistics (R4Q1)

    Hispanic Studies and Theatre Studies (R4RW)

    Hispanic Studies with Arabic (R4T6)

    Hispanic Studies with Chinese (R4T1)

    Hispanic Studies with Film Studies (RP43)

    Hispanic Studies with French (RR4B)

    Hispanic Studies with German (RR4F)

    Hispanic Studies with Italian (RR4H)

    Hispanic Studies with Japanese (R4T2)

    Hispanic Studies with Portuguese (R4R5)

    Hispanic Studies with Russian (R4R7)

    French Studies with Spanish (R1R4)

    Italian with Spanish (R3R4)

    German with Spanish (R2R4)

    International Business with Spanish (N1R4)

    Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies (M166)

    Essential information

    Entry Requirements
    A level:
    AAB, to include A level in a modern or classical language
    IB: 36 points, to include 5 at IB Higher Level in a modern or classical language

    UCAS Code
    R4Q1

    Award
    Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

    Duration
    4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad

    Department website

    School of Modern Languages and Cultures

    Centre for Applied Linguistics

    Student Blogs

    Mélissa Chan-Cheape - French and Hispanic Studies 

    Claudia Lussana - Hispanic Studies and Italian

    Bethany Goodman - Applied Linguistics

    Isabel Quah - Applied Linguistics

    Elena Sandu - Applied Linguistics

    Location of study
    University of Warwick, Coventry

    Tuition fees
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    Other course costs
    There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

    For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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    This information is applicable for 2018 entry.